Rough Shooting

This is a most common method of live quarry shooting. Shooters use their trained dogs to flush game out of the hedgerows, woods or other cover as they walk along.

The knowledge and hunting skills required plus the fresh air, exercise and the training and working of specially bred dogs makes rough shooting one of the most popular, rewarding and cheapest forms of live quarry shooting in the UK

Shooters use their trained dogs (usually spaniels or Labradors) to flush game out of the hedgerows, woods or other cover as they walk along. These dogs also retrieve the shot game and the shooters despatch it quickly and humanely if needed.

Virtually all the quarry species listed can be walked-up (i.e. where the shooters flush out the quarry as they walk through the cover)

Numbers are usually totally irrelevant with rough shooting, it’s about being out in the countryside with your dog and hopefully bagging something for the pot.

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